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Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.


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Mar 27, 2016 Aline Kilmer
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of In Spring by Aline Kilmer. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 20, 2016. Read in English by Saffie; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Jennifer Fournier; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; Shakira Searle and Twinkle. Aline Murray Kilmer was an American poet, children's book author, and essayist, and the wife and widow of poet and journalist Joyce Kilmer. Aline attended the Rutgers...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, literature, nature, romance, spring, seasons
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Jun 19, 2015 Andrew Lang
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LibriVox recording of Tales Of King Arthur And The Round Table by Andrew Lang. Read in English by David Wales The tales of King Arthur and his Knights are of Celtic origin. The Celts were the people who occupied Britain at the time when the history of the country opens… It is believed that King Arthur lived in the sixth century, just after the Romans withdrew from Britain… the stories came to be handed down from father to son, in Brittany (whose people are of the same family as the Welsh)...
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Jun 5, 2015 Various
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories February 1931. Read by LibriVox Volunteers This issue includes "Werewolves of War" by D. W. Hall, "The Tentacles from Below" by Anthony Gilmore, "The Black Lamp" by Captain S. P. Meek, "Phalanxes of Atlans" by F. V. W. Mason, and  continues with "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin,  - Summary by Bill Boerst For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
Topics: LibriVox, Audiobook, Science Fiction, Magazine, Sci Fi
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Jun 5, 2015 Various
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Librivox recording of Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October 1930 Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Issue no. 10 of the magazine brings you Stolen Brains by Captain S.P. Meek The Invisible Death by Victor Rousseau Prisoners on the Electron by Robert H. Leitfred Producing Heat by Artic Cold Part 2 of Jetta of the Lowlands by Ray Cummings An Extra Man by Jackson Gee along with  the Readers' Corner and interesting scientific facts (Summary by Annise) For further information, including links to...
Topics: Librivox, audiobooks, science fiction, magazine, Sci Fi
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Apr 19, 2015 Sewell Peaslee Wright; Murray Leinster; Hal K. Wells; Charles W. Diffin; Harold Thompson Rich
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 13, January 1931 by Sewell Peaslee Wright; Murray Leinster; Hal K. Wells; Charles W. Diffin; Harold Thompson Rich. Read in English by Bill Boerst This issue contains "The Dark Side of Antri" by Sewell Peaslea Wright, "The Sunken Empire" by H. Thompson Rich, "The Gate to Xoran" by Hal K. Wells, "The Eye of Allah" by C. D. Willard, "The Fifth-Dimension Catapult" by Murray Leinster, and "The Pirate...
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Apr 13, 2015 Ray Cummings; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Lloyd Eshbach; Victor Rousseau; William Merriam Rouse
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 11, November 1930 by Ray Cummings; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Lloyd Eshbach; Victor Rousseau; William Merriam Rouse. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. This science-fiction mag includes "The Wall of Death" by Victor Rousseau, "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin, "The Destroyer" by William Merriam Rouse, "The Gray Plague" by L. A. Eshbach, "Jetta of the Lowlands" by Ray Cummings, and...
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Mar 23, 2015 Arthur J. Burks; Murray Leinster; Harl Vincent; Victor Rousseau; Edmond Hamilton; R. F. Starzl; Harold Thompson Rich
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 08, August 1930 by Arthur J. Burks; Murray Leinster; Harl Vincent; Victor Rousseau; Edmond Hamilton; R. F. Starzl; Harold Thompson Rich. Read in English by Bill Boerst; Douglas Taylor; Zachary Brewster-Geisz; Larry Greene; Will Staunton; Atmor; Tommy Howell; Scott Foster; Marty Issue eight of this seminal science-fiction magazine CONTENTS Murder Madness by Murray Leinster - the conclusion of this novel Earth the Maurader by Arthur J. Burks - Part 2 of a...
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Mar 13, 2015 Captain S. P. Meek; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Sophie Wenzel Ellis; David R. Sparks
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 12, December 1930 by Captain S. P. Meek; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Sophie Wenzel Ellis; David R. Sparks. Read in English by Bill Boerst This issue includes "Slaves of the Dust" by Sophie Wenzel Ellis, Part B of "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin, "The Sea Terror" by Captain S. P. Meek, "Gray Denim" by Harl Vincent, and "The Ape-Men of Xlotli" by David R. Sparks. - Summary by Bill Boerst For...
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Jul 1, 2014 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 133 by Various. Read in English by SuperCoconut; Glenn O'Brien; Arup Sen; Peter Deligdisch; Andrew K Waugh; Son of the Exiles; Malcolm Fisher; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Shakira Searle; Willy; inflected; Fiddlesticks; Eunah Choi; Christopher Earnings; Phil Schempf; Ruth Golding This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2014. This collection includes the following: All Things Bright and Beautiful , by Cecil F. Alexander A...
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May 22, 2014 Sewell Peaslee Wright; Captain S. P. Meek; Arthur J. Burks; Murray Leinster; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Tom Curry
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 07, July 1930 by Sewell Peaslee Wright; Captain S. P. Meek; Arthur J. Burks; Murray Leinster; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Tom Curry. Read in English by ScottReyonoldsVoice; Atmor; Mike Pelton; Robert Dixon; Jason Mills; Tommy Howell Issue seven of this seminal science-fiction magazine - Summary by Annise For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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Mar 19, 2014 Ray Cummings; Murray Leinster; Charles W. Diffin
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 06, June 1930 by Ray Cummings; Murray Leinster; Charles W. Diffin. Read in English by KHand; Tommy Howell; Mike Pelton; Zachary Brewster-Geisz; Marty; Greg Giordano Issue six of this seminal science-fiction magazine concludes the Ray Cummings story "Brigands of the Moon", and continues Murray Leinster's "Murder Madness". In addition there are three short stories, by various authors, and a short novel by Charles W. Diffin - Summary by...
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Feb 24, 2014 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (dramatic reading) by Mark Twain. Read in English by a full cast. Growing up on the banks of the Mississippi river, a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer spends his days getting into one scrape after another. Tom's constant cleverness, superstition, trickery, and daring make him a handful to raise, and his Aunt Polly declares that she has "never seen the beat of that boy!" Tom is essentially good-hearted, however, but when he is witness...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, childhood, village life, mischief, children's classics
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Nov 21, 2013 Ray Cummings; Sewell Peaslee Wright; Murray Leinster; Lilith Lorraine; Victor Rousseau
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 05, May 1930 by Ray Cummings; Sewell Peaslee Wright; Murray Leinster; Lilith Lorraine; Victor Rousseau. Read in English by Mike Pelton; Tommy Howell; Alan Winterrowd; Alison Stewart The fifth issue of Astounding Stories continues the Ray Cummings serial "Brigands of the Moon", begins a 4 part novel by Murray Leinster, and presents a sequel by Sewell Peaslee Wright to his story in the March issue. Also included are stories by Lilith Lorraine and...
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Oct 21, 2013 Ray Cummings, Captain S.P. Meek, Arthur J. Burks,, Anthony Pelcher, Tom Curry
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 04, April 1930 by Ray Cummings; Captain S. P. Meek; Arthur J. Burks; Thomas H. Knight; Anthony Pelcher; Tom Curry. Read in English by Tommy Howell; Mark Nelson; Alan Winterrowd; Larry Wilson The fourth issue of Astounding Stories continues Ray Cummings serial "Brigands of the Moon", along with pulp sci-fi stories by Capt. S. P. Meek, Anthony Pelcher and other authors. - Summary by Alan Winterrowd For further information, including links to...
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Sep 23, 2013 Victor Appleton
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LibriVox recording of Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers by Victor Appleton. Read in English by Greg Giordano; Ian Quinlan; Ric F; Gary Dana; Lynne Thompson; Claire; Edmund Lilley; Monika Rolley Tom Swift flies his airship to the mountain tops of Colorado to seek for the secret of the Diamond Makers: criminal scientists who have figured out the formula of manufacturing a limitless fortune in diamonds. But these rogues will stop at nothing to keep their secret. Tom & friends are soon...
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Sep 9, 2013 L. Leslie Brooke
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Goose Book by L. Leslie Brooke. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Here are four delightful fairy tales that have fascinated children and adults for centuries. Several, such as The Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs are well known and can be listened to with delight as each remembered and beloved part is come to. Others, such as The Golden Goose and Tom Thumb are not so well known and listening to them can be exciting because we do not know exactly what is to...
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Sep 2, 2013 Ray Cummings; Sewell P. Wright; Captain S. P. Meek; Will Smith; R. J. Robblns; A. T. Locke
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 03, March 1930 Read in English by Alan Winterrowd; om123; DJRickyV; Jason Bolestridge; Steven Bateman This is the third issue of the classic science fiction Astounding Magazine. It contains the opening chapters of a 4 part serialized novel by Ray Cummings, and stories by the prolific Capt. S. P. Meek, Will Smith and R. J. Robbins, Sewell Peaslee Wright and A. T. Locke. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd ) For further information, including links to online text,...
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Sep 1, 2013 Charles Edward Carryl
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LibriVox recording of Davy and the Goblin by Charles Edward Carryl. Read in English by Lynne Thompson; Frances Brown; maryagneskatherine; Claudia Salto; pjhoury; Larry Wilson; Anastasiia Solokha Eight-year-old Davy reads Lewis Carroll's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and begins to get very sleepy. Suddenly a goblin appears in the fire and takes Davy on a "believing voyage" much like Alice's own adventures in Wonderland, where he meets many characters from fantasy and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Christmas, wonderland, goblin, whimsy
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Aug 18, 2013 Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Raven Edition, Volume 4 by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. This, the fourth of 5 volumes containing Poe's works, contains 22 of his short stories. Warning: Section 7, "A Predicament," contains some racial stereotypes and a word describing the race of one of the characters that is unacceptable in today's society. (Summary by TriciaG) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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Aug 9, 2013 Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Read by David Clarke. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). It deals with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. The...
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Aug 5, 2013 Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein (Edition 1831) by Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft. Read by Thomas A. Copeland. A mentally unstable genius, Victor Frankenstein, inspired by the dreams of ancient alchemists and empowered by modern science, creates a humanoid but fails to nurture and educate it after it comes to life. It wanders alone into a hostile world, where fear of its size and ugliness subjects it to violence and ostracism, which in time it learns to blame upon its maker. As compensation for...
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Jul 28, 2013 Robert Louis Stevenson
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LibriVox recording of Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Mark F. Smith. This is the extraordinary tale of a boy, Jim Hawkins, who comes into possession of Captain Flint's treasure map, after a buccaneer takes a room at his inn and later dies. The map spreads its ill luck to all who know of it. A local squire outfits a ship to voyage to the Treasure Island, unearth the treasure, and bring it home. Little does he suspect that the man he has hired aboard as cook was formerly...
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Jul 22, 2013 Hans Christian Andersen
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LibriVox recording of Andersen's Fairy Tales (Version 2), by AUTHOR. A small collection of some of H.C. Andersen's fairy tales -- including The Emperor's New Clothes, The Red Shoes, The Naughty Boy and fifteen others. (Summary by Halle Kill) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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Jul 2, 2013 Various
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Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically "think" rather than "shoot" their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author's imagination. The...
Topics: Space, planets, aliens, time travel, future, speculative fiction, science fiction
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Jun 23, 2013 Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, by Sabine Baring-Gould. This volume is an example of Sabine Baring-Gould's extensive research into the middle ages. This volume of 12 curiosities was one of Baring-Gould's most successful publications. (Summary by Carolin) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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Jun 3, 2013 Harl Vincent, C. W. Diffin, Hugh B. Cave, Sophie Wenzel Ellis, Sterner St. Paul, Victor Rousseau, Anthony Pelcher, Captain S.P. Meek
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 02, February 1930 This is the second issue of the classic science fiction Astounding Magazine. It contains the finale of The Beetle Horde by Victor Rousseau, as well as stories by Harl Vincent, Charles Willard Diffin, Hugh B. Cave, Sophie Wenzel Ellis, Sterner St. Paul, Anthony Pelcher and Captain S. P. Meek. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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May 23, 2013 Victor Rousseau.Captain S.P. Meek, Ray Cummins, M'L. Staley, Murray Leinster, Anthonu Pelcher
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 01, January 1930 In January of 1930 a new magazine with a flashy color cover appeared on newsstands, Astounding Stories of Super-Science. Filled with stories of adventure, sometimes with only a tinge of science, this magazine was to host and nurture many science fiction giants like Murray Leinster and Ray Cummings and would help inspire many of the writers of the "Golden Age of Science Fiction". This inaugural issue includes stories by Murray...
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Apr 18, 2013 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Collection 19. A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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Mar 23, 2013 Robert E. Howard
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LibriVox recording of The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard. Read by Mark Nelson The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was one of the last Conan stories published before Howard's suicide although not the last to be written. The novel was first published in serial form in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1935 through 1936. (Summary from Wikipedia) For...
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Mar 22, 2013 Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. The sailor Edmond Dantès is wrongly accused of treason and imprisoned in the Château d'If. After twenty years, he manages to escape, and by direction of one of another prisoner finds a treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmund becomes the Count of Monte Cristo, and it's time for revenge on those that betrayed him. (Summary by Kristingj) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Mar 9, 2013 Alexander Jessup (editor)
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LibriVox recording of The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Alexander Jessup (editor). Read by David Wales. Eighteen short stories by famous and little known authors compassing the period 1839 - 1914. The editor's very extensive introduction is omitted from this Librivox audio book. (Summary by David Wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Feb 2, 2013 Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of Six Creepy Tales by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by Phil Chenevert Edgar Allan Poe has the genius to manipulate language so well that he could engage my imagination and get me terrified even though little was 'done' in the sense of horrible actions described. My imagination, under the power of his creepy words, conjured the atmosphere and amplified the scariness all by itself. In this recording I've chosen some of his stories that did this so well and succeed in leaving lingering...
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Dec 21, 2012 Burnett, Frances Hodgson
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LibriVox recording of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's novel is about orphaned Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with her uncle at Misslethwaite Manor in Yorkshire. Initially a sour, bad-tempered child, Mary begins to bloom under the influence of nature when she discovers a long-abandoned garden on the grounds of her uncle's estate. Burnett's novel is brought to life in this dramatic reading by LibriVox volunteers who lend their voices to...
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Dec 14, 2012 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Read by Kara Shallenberg The tale begins on a Christmas Eve exactly seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner. Scrooge has no place in his life for kindness, compassion, charity or benevolence. He hates Christmas, calling it "humbug", refuses his nephew Fred's dinner invitation, and rudely turns away two gentlemen who seek a donation from him to provide a Christmas dinner for the Poor... (Summary by...
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Nov 20, 2012 Florence Holbrook
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook. Read by Raybrite. This is a book of myths told by the Indians of North America to their children. They could be compared to present day Fairy Tales. (Summary by Kenneth Coon) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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Oct 21, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Best British Short Stories of 1922. Read by David Wales. Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors. (Summary by David Wales) Note: A shortened section 21 was replaced on Dec 30, 2014 with the full text. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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Oct 9, 2012 Mary Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley's 1818 novel presents the Faustian story of a man who aspires to create life out of death, with disastrous results. The novel is constructed as a series of first-person narratives, delivered by Captain Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and his Creature, which makes it perfect for a dramatic reading. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Robert Walton: Chuck Williamson Victor Frankenstein: Bob Neufeld Lieutenant: KerrieRae Clarke...
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LibriVox recording of Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern volume 3, by Charles Dudley Warner, editor. The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a...
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Aug 16, 2012 Various
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Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author’s imagination. The...
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Aug 12, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 017. A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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Aug 5, 2012 Henry Gilbert
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LibriVox recording of King Arthur's Knights: The Tales Retold for Boys & Girls, by Henry Gilbert. Read by volunteer readers. This book is an attempt to tell some of the stories of King Arthur and his Knights in a way which will be interesting to every boy and girl who loves adventures. (Introduction by Henry Gilbert) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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Jul 17, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Children's Book of Christmas Stories. Read by Alisa. Many librarians have felt the need and expressed the desire for a select collection of children's Christmas stories in one volume. This book claims to be just that and nothing more. Each of the stories has already won the approval of thousands of children, and each is fraught with the true Christmas spirit. It is hoped that the collection will prove equally acceptable to parents, teachers, and librarians. (Summary...
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Jul 17, 2012 Carlo Collodi
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi. Translated by Carol Della Chiesa. Read by Mark F. Smith. Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a world not dominated by plastic or electronic toys. Pinocchio is a puppet made from a piece of wood that curiously could talk even before being carved. A wooden-head he starts and a wooden-head he stays - until after years of...
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Jun 27, 2012 Washington Irving
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LibriVox recording of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. Read by Bob Neufeld "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., written while he was living in Birmingham, England, and first published in 1820. It was based on a German folktale set in the Dutch culture of Post-Revolutionary War in New York State. With Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", it is among the...
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Jun 24, 2012 Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of 12 CREEPY TALES BY EDGAR ALLAN POE(1809 - 1849) This is a collection of 12 creepy stories by that master of creepiness, Poe. The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven; The Tell Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, the Premature Burial and six others that are a shuddering delight to read and listen to. Turn off the lights, settle down and hear these stories read to you as only LibriVox readers can perform them. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) For further...
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Jun 23, 2012 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by a full cast. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. (summary by Wikipedia)...
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Jun 18, 2012 Joseph Jacobs
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LibriVox recording of Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales, by Joseph Jacobs, editor. A collection of folk and fairy tales from the Emerald Isle. There is an earlier version of this book - Celtic Fairy Tales , but this recording was done from a different book in Project Gutenberg. Same book, new readers! (Summary by Ann Boulais) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Jun 15, 2012 Rudyard Kipling
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LibriVox recording of THE JUNGLE BOOK, by Rudyard Kipling. Read by Phil Chenevert This is the classic story of Mowgli, the young boy raised by wolves in India: his escapades and adventures with his dear friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, his capture by the Monkey-People, his attempt at reintegration into human society, and his ultimate triumph over his avowed enemy the tiger Shere Khan. Included in the book is the story of the brave white seal, Kotick, and the tenacious young...
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May 29, 2012 Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," and has proved immensely popular since its first performance in 1895. The play certainly has its farcical and comic elements, such as the witty banter exchanged by the characters and the flippant attitude towards love and marriage that characterizes the action. However, the play also explores more serious themes through...
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May 28, 2012 J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of THE STORY OF PETER PAN, by J. M. Barrie. Read by Phil Chenevert THE STORY OF PETER PAN RETOLD FROM THE FAIRY PLAY BY SIR J.M. BARRIE BY DANIEL O'CONNOR. Basically, Daniel O'Connor took the story from the original play, with the approval of Barrie, and shortened it into a book with music and beautiful illustrations. This shorter book was published before Barrie wrote the longer novel using the same plot and characters. (Summary from the fly leaf and Phil Chenevert) For...
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May 18, 2012 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of Sir Nigel, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Clive Catterall. By 1348 the House of Loring has fallen on hard times. Together, the Black Death and the greedy monks of Waverley have bled away all of the Loring wealth. Even the manor house will have to go to pay their debts. Then a chance encounter with the King of England provides Nigel, the last of the Lorings, with the chance to seek his fortune in the constant wars with France. But more importantly for Nigel it also...
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May 12, 2012 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of THE ROAD TO OZ, by L. FRANK BAUM. Read by Phil Chenevert Dorothy and Toto set out to help the Shaggy Man (who really is very shaggy) and end up lost, following a strange new road. Along the way they meet Button Bright, a little boy who is not really very bright at all, The Rainbow's Daughter, the Fox King and many other curious creatures including the deadly Scoodlers who want to make soup of them and the Musicker who can't stop making music. But the adventurers make their...
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May 6, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 016. A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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Apr 26, 2012 Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891 Version), by Oscar Wilde. Read by Bob Neufeld. The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. Wilde later revised this edition, making several alterations, and adding new chapters; the amended version was published by Ward, Lock, and Company in April 1891. The novel tells of a young man named...
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Apr 1, 2012 Franz Kafka
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LibriVox recording of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Read by David Richardson "The Metamorphosis" is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915 and one of his best known works. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a horrible verminous creature. Terrifying in its banal simplicity, it became one of the seminal works of the twentieth century. This Translation is by Ian Johnston. (Summary by David Richardson) For...
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Mar 31, 2012 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Phil Chenevert. Dorothy is swallowed by an earthquake! And that is just the start of Dorothy's adventures in this exciting and fun book. She and her kitten, Eureka are on their way home and stop to visit a relative in California. But the earthquake opens the ground under their feet and everyone, including the horse and buggy and her cousin Zeb fall deep, deep into the earth. Down there they find they can walk on air,...
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Mar 19, 2012 Various
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LibriVox 's Short Story Collection 051: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members. Brooksmith by Henry James (1843-1916) Champagne by Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) A Comedy in Rubber O. Henry (1862-1910) Daniel O'Rourke's Wonderful Voyage to the Moon by Thomas Crofton Croker (1798-1854) Dream Life and Real Life; A Little African Story by Olive Schreiner (1855 –1920) The Drink of the Dead: A Legend of Bushmanland by Frederick Cornell...
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Mar 17, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of LibriVox Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 045 by Various Authors. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out...
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Mar 13, 2012 Joseph Conrad
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LibriVox recording of Heart of Darkness (version 2), by Joseph Conrad. Read by Bob Neufeld. Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Joseph Conrad. Before its 1903 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood's Magazine. It was classified by the Modern Library website editors as one of the "100 best novels" and part of the Western canon. The story centres on Charles Marlow, who narrates most of the book. He is an Englishman who takes a foreign assignment from a...
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Mar 2, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of Favorite Fairy Tales. This book of favorite fairy tales was compiled and illustrated by Peter Newell. it includes Jack The Giant Killer; Cinderella; Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Riding Hood; Aladin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Ugly Duckling, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and Rose Red, The Wild Swans, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, and 4 others that are not so famous. The stories included were based upon the those that various famous men remembered as their favorites when...
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Feb 11, 2012 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
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LibriVox recording of Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2), by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. Read by Bob Neufeld. Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen). ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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Jan 28, 2012 Donald Alexander Mackenzie
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LibriVox recording of Myths and Legends: Myths of Babylonia and Assyria, by Donald Alexander Mackenzie. Donald Alexander Mackenzie (1873 – March 2, 1936) was a Scottish journalist and prolific writer on religion, mythology and anthropology in the early 20th century. His works included Indian Myth and Legend, Celtic Folklore and Myths of China and Japan. As well as writing books, articles and poems, he often gave lectures, and also broadcast talks on Celtic mythology. This volume deals with...
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Jan 23, 2012 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Bob Neufeld. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. (Summary by Wikipedia) For...
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Jan 8, 2012
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LibriVox recording of Short Mystery Story Collection 007. Librivox’s Short Mystery Story Collection 007: a collection of 16 short works of mysterious fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox volunteers. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download...
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Jan 5, 2012 William Henry Hudson
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LibriVox recording of A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson. A Crystal Age is a utopian novel written by W. H. Hudson, first published in 1887. The book has been called a "significant S-F milestone" and has been noted for its anticipation of the "modern ecological mysticism" that would evolve a century later. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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Nov 30, 2011 various
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Collection 015. A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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Nov 28, 2011 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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LibriVox recording of Faust, Part 1, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated by Bayard Taylor. Read dramatically by volunteer readers. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar, but also dissatisfied with his life, and so makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the...
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Nov 19, 2011 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes was a British TV series from the early 70s that dramatized stories written contemporaneously with the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This anthology contains twelve of the thirteen stories adapted as episodes for the first season. Sadly, one story, "The Missing Witness Sensation" by Ernest Bramah, is not public domain in the U.S., but can be read in the anthology Max Carrados...
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Nov 16, 2011 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Read by Bob Neufeld. A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman & Hall on 17 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. ( Summary by Wikipedia...
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Nov 10, 2011 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 044. Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there...
Topics: Science fiction, sci-fi, literature, Librivox, audiobook
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Nov 7, 2011 Robert Louis Stevenson
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LibriVox recording of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Bob Neufeld. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novel written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part...
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Nov 1, 2011 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Read by Cori Samuel. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the novel when she was 18 years old. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818, and this audiobook is read from that text. Shelley's name appeared on the revised third edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel refers to the scientist, Victor...
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Sep 26, 2011 Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Raven Edition, Volume 1. Read by volunteer readers. This, the first of 5 volumes containing Poe's works, contains 8 of his short stories as well as reflections, critiques, and eulogies by others. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, fiction, short stories, horror, mystery, Hans Pfaal, The Gold-Bug,...
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Sep 6, 2011 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Read by Phil Chenevert. The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz. As Baum says in the introduction "It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out." And it succeeds wonderfully. It is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. This is the...
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Sep 1, 2011 Various
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LibriVox recording of the Short Ghost and Horror Collection 014 A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
Topics: LibriVox, audio book, Ghost, horror, short stories
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